July 4, 1951 - April 5, 2016
Johnson City, TN Roger W. “Toad” Phillips, 64, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va., passed away on Tuesday (Apr. 5, 2016) at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital in Morristown, TN. He was born in Big Stone Gap, lived in Bean Station, TN over 15 years and had lived in Johnson City since 2015. He was a coal miner with the Westmoreland Coal Company and a member of the U.M.W.A. District #28, Local #1405. He was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Debra Lynn (Smith) Phillips; his parents, Paul and Lucille (Hicks) Phillips; and one brother, Richard Phillips. Roger is survived by a daughter, Kelly Phillips Ball and husband, James of Johnson City, TN; one son, U. S. Army Pvt. Micah Phillips and wife, Kelsey of Fairbanks, AK; eight grandchildren, Micah Phillips, U. S. Army Pvt. 1st Class, Ryan Baker, U. S. Army Pvt. Nathan Baker, Kelsey Baker, Reagan Mullins, Logan Ball, Larkin Ball and Abby Ball; two great grandchildren, Emmett Phillips and Ashton Baker; four brothers, Robert (Kathy ) Phillips of Dandridge, TN, Randy (Mary ) Phillips, Russell (Connie) Phillips, Rocky (Linda) Phillips, all of Big Stone Gap; two sisters, Rhelda (Mike) Collins of Big Stone Gap and Becky (Gary) Owens of Johnson City, TN; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. A memorial graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Family Cemetery (850 Duncan Rd.) in Big Stone Gap with Evangelist Buddy Wilson officiating. To view the obituary the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.
Johnson City, TN Roger W. “Toad” Phillips, 64, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va., passed away on Tuesday (Apr. 5, 2016) at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital in Morristown, TN. He was born in Big Stone Gap, lived in Bean Station, TN over... View Obituary & Service Information
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